Definition of Stoppage

1. Noun. The state of inactivity following an interruption. "He spent the entire stop in his seat"

Exact synonyms: Arrest, Check, Halt, Hitch, Stay, Stop
Generic synonyms: Inaction, Inactiveness, Inactivity
Specialized synonyms: Countercheck, Logjam
Derivative terms: Check, Check, Halt, Halt, Stop, Stop

2. Noun. An obstruction in a pipe or tube. "We had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

3. Noun. The act of stopping something. "His stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
Exact synonyms: Stop
Generic synonyms: Act, Deed, Human Action, Human Activity
Specialized synonyms: Stand-down, Standdown, Haemostasia, Haemostasis, Hemostasia, Hemostasis
Derivative terms: Stop, Stop, Stop, Stop, Stop

Definition of Stoppage

1. n. The act of stopping, or arresting progress, motion, or action; also, the state of being stopped; as, the stoppage of the circulation of the blood; the stoppage of commerce.

Definition of Stoppage

1. Noun. A pause or halt of some activity. ¹

2. Noun. Something that forms an obstacle to continued activity, a blockage. ¹

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Definition of Stoppage

1. the act of stopping [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stoppage

stopo watch
stoppage (current term)
stoppage time
stopped over
stopped pipe
stopped pipes
stopped up(p)
stopper knot
stopper knots

Literary usage of Stoppage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, William Hardcastle Browne (1894)
"Lord Eldon asserts, that no instance exists of stoppage in transitu by a bill in equity, the chancery court having no jurisdiction to proceed in such case ..."

2. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of Proofs, in Civil by Thomas Starkie (1891)
"Whether the stoppage was in transita, or was completely determined, is Proof ><{ ordinarily a question of law (I). In order tu raise that question, ..."

3. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"Lancashire & Yorkshire R. Co.. LR 88 ; Roger« v. Thomas, 20 Conn. 68, 68 ; 1 CP 481. Chandler v. Fulton, 10 Texas, 2; [Bab- (c) Effect of stoppage. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Effect of the Contract of Sale on the Legal Rights of by Colin Blackburn Blackburn (1887)
"It is clear that no question about stoppage in transitu was directly involved in this ... But the subject was analogous to that of stoppage in transitu, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Personal Property by James Schouler (1896)
"And hence, too, it is held that where stoppage is made of goods sold on credit, the seller ought to hold them until the expiration of the credit, ..."

6. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1893)
"The right of stoppage is not lost by the delivery of the goods by the carrier to a local transfer company for delivery to the buyer, if they were received ..."

7. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1915)
"stoppage at the source is most readily applicable to the sort of funded ... A half-hearted application of stoppage was made in the income tax of 1913. ..."

8. A Treatise on the Bankruptcy Law of the United States by Harold Remington (1915)
"Right of stoppage in Transitu Unimpaired.—The seller's right of stoppage in ... 389 (DCNY): "The doctrine of stoppage in transitu can only be invoked where ..."

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